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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Science and Sustainability Our Island, Earth The Nature of Environmental Science The Nature of Science Sustainability and Our Future 2. Earth's Physical Systems Matter, Chemistry, and the Environment Energy: An Introduction Geology: The Physical Basis for Environmental Science Geologic and Natural Hazards 3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology Evolution: The Source of Earth's Biodiversity Ecology and the Organism Population Ecology Conserving Biodiversity 4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology Species Interactions Ecological Communities Earth's Biomes 5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology Earth's Environmental Systems Ecosystems Biogeochemical Cycles 6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development Culture, Worldview, and the Environment Environmental Ethics Economics and the Environment Sustainable Development 7. Environmental Policy Environmental Policy: An Overview U.S. Environmental Law and Policy International Environmental Policy Approaches to Environmental Policy 8. Human Population Our World at Seven Billion Demography Population and Society 9. The Underpinnings of Agriculture The Changing Face of Agriculture Soil: A Foundation of Agriculture Water for Agriculture Nutrients for Plants Pollination Conserving Agricultural Resources 10. Making Agriculture Sustainable The Race to Feed the World Raising Animals for Food Preserving Crop Diversity and Pollinators Controlling Pests and Weeds Genetically Modified Food Organic Agriculture Sustainable Food Production 11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Life's Diversity on Earth Benefits of Biodiversity Biodiversity Loss and Extinction Conservation Biology: The Search for Solutions 12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas Forest Ecosystems and Forest Resources Forest Loss Forest Management Parks and Protected Areas 13. The Urban Environment Our Urbanizing World Sprawl Creating Livable Cities Urban Sustainability 14. Environmental Health and Toxicology Environmental Health Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Organisms Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Ecosystems Studying Effects of Hazards Risk Assessment and Risk Management Philosophical and Policy Approaches 15. Freshwater Systems and Resources Freshwater Systems Solutions to Depletion of Fresh Water Freshwater Pollution and Its Control 16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources The Oceans Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Marine Pollution Emptying the Oceans Marine Conservation 17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control The Atmosphere Outdoor Air Quality Ozone Depletion and Recovery Addressing Acid Deposition Indoor Air Quality 18. Global Climate Change Our Dynamic Climate Studying Climate Change Current and Future Trends and Impacts Responding to Climate Change 19. Fossil Fuels Sources of Energy Fossil Fuels: Their Formation, Extraction, and Use Reaching Further for Fossil Fuels Addressing Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use Energy Efficiency and Conservation 20. Conventional Energy Alternatives Alternatives to Fossil Fuels Nuclear Power Bioenergy Hydroelectric Power 21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives "New" Renewable Energy Sources Solar Energy Wind Power Geothermal Energy Ocean Energy Sources Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 22. Managing Our Waste Approaches to Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Industrial Solid Waste Hazardous Waste 23. Minerals and Mining Earth's Mineral Resources Mining Methods and Their Impacts Toward Sustainable Mineral Use 24. Sustainable Solutions Sustainability on Campus Strategies for Sustainability Precious Time.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
For courses in introductory environmental science. Help Students Connect Current Environmental Issues to the Science Behind Them Environment: The Science behind the Stories is a best seller for the introductory environmental science course known for its student-friendly narrative style, its integration of real stories and case studies, and its presentation of the latest science and research. The 6th Edition features new opportunities to help students see connections between integrated case studies and the science in each chapter, and provides them with opportunities to apply the scientific process to environmental concerns. Also available with Mastering Environmental Science Mastering(TM) Environmental Science is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(TM) Environmental Science does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Environmental Science, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Environmental Science, search for: 0134145933 / 9780134145938 Environment: The Science behind the Stories Plus Mastering Environmental Science with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134204883 / 9780134204888 Environment: The Science behind the Stories *0134510194 / 9780134510194 Mastering Environmental Science with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environment: The Science behind the Stories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
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1 volume (various pagings) ; 25 cm
  • Preface / Foreword / Acknowledgement / Environmental Studies: A Multidisciplinary Approach / Environmental Communication and Public Awareness / Sustainable Development / Ecosystem / Natural Resources / Biodiversity and Conservation / Pollution / Global Environmental Issues: Climate Change / Environmental Policies and Practices / Human Pollution / Human Communities and Environment / Field Work / Bibliography / Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783322879 20170508
BASICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE is written to meet the needs of the students studying Environmental Science. The main emphasis of the book is on Sustainable Development which is the need of the hour for the world. The eco-friendly technologies necessary for maintaining a healthy environment are discussed with the primary objective to generate awareness about environmental issues amongst the student community and the general public. The responsibility of citizens towards the environment is highlighted by the tips titled "What Can A Common Citizen Do?" With the help of the latest information and interesting case studies, the book gives a holistic account of different aspects of Environmental Science.The contents of the book are as per the newly introduced Credit Based Choice System (CBCS), dealing with varied topics of current environmental issues of interest to a wide range of readers. It describes scientific information in a very simple manner, so that the non-science readers can easily relate to it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783322879 20170508
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xiv, 386 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
  • Part I. Ideas
  • Part II. Environmentalism and environmental movements
  • Part III. Population and consumption
  • Part IV. Public goods and collective action
  • Parv V. Values and justice
  • Part VI. Environmental controversies.
Environment and Society connects the core themes of environmental studies to the urgent issues and debates of the twenty-first century. In an era marked by climate change, rapid urbanization, and resource scarcity, environmental studies has emerged as a crucial arena of study. Assembling canonical and contemporary texts, this volume presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society, such as: social mobilization on behalf of environmental objectives; the relationships between human population, economic growth and stresses on the planet's natural resources; debates about the relative effects of collective and individual action; and unequal distribution of the social costs of environmental degradation. Organized around key themes, with each section featuring questions for debate and suggestions for further reading, the book introduces students to the history of environmental studies, and demonstrates how the field's interdisciplinary approach uniquely engages the essential issues of the present. Instructor's Guide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479894918 20170313
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ix, 323 pages ; 25 cm
The book introduces frequently-used mathematical methods, such as time series analysis, statistical methods, approximations, and optimization in analyzing environmental data and demonstrates their application in various case studies. Designed as a practical guide, it suits mathematicians who try to find the way into environmental science, and environmental scientists who struggle to conduct data analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110430011 20170313
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE 1. Science and the Environment 2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 3. Basic Needs of Living Things 4. Populations and Communities 5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance 6. Wild Species and Biodiversity 7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES 8. The Human Population 9. Population and Development 10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use 11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems 12. The Production and Distribution of Food 13. Pests and Pest Control IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY 14. Energy from Fossil Fuels 15. Nuclear Power 16. Renewable Energy V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION 17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health 18. Global Climate Change 19. Atmospheric Pollution 20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention 21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery 22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles Appendix A Environmental Organizations Appendix B Units of Measure Appendix C Units of Measure Credits Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134011271 20160704
For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology. Equipping Learners to Understand the Roles of Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship The Thirteenth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the reader-friendly approach with built-in tools that make Wright/Boorse a bestseller. Presenting the most current and relevant Environmental Science issues and research along with new Concept Check questions and Understand the Data questions, the text and MasteringEnvironmentalScience work together to help readers understand the science behind environmental issues. Also available with MasteringEnvironmentalScience(TM). MasteringEnvironmentalScience is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. For the Thirteenth Edition, MasteringEnvironmentalScience has been significantly updated to include new video assignments that expose students to real environmental issues and new coaching activities that help students build science literacy skills. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringEnvironmentalScience does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringEnvironmentalScience, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringEnvironmentalScience, search for: 013394591X / 9780133945911 Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future Plus MasteringEnvironmentalScience with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134011279 / 978013401127 Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future*0134245601 / 9780134245607 MasteringEnvironmentalScience with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134011271 20160704
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1 online resource ( xiii, 522 pages) :
  • Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1 - Theory and Applied Theory Chapter 1 - General Moral Theories Utilitarianism Kantian Deontology Virtue Ethics Value Chapter 2 - Applications and Approaches to Environmental Ethics Applied Ethics Anthropocentric Environmental Ethics Biocentrism vs. Ecocentrism Deep Ecology Social Ecology Ecofeminism Leopold's Land Ethic Extensions of Utilitarianism Extensions of Deontology Extensions of Virtue Ethics Part 2 - The Cases Chapter 3 - What is Natural? Does it Matter? Chapter 4 - Business Vs. Environmental Protection Chapter 5 - The Environment, Global Challenges, and Global Economies Chapter 6 - The Greening of Institutions Chapter 7 - Recreation and Environmental Ethics Chapter 8 - Environmental Reform and Unintended Consequences Chapter 9 - Relations between Human and Non-Human Animals Chapter 10 - Think Globally, Act Locally Chapter 11 - Are These Really Environmental Problems? Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004339972 20170502
In The Global and the Local: An Environmental Ethics Casebook, Dale Murray presents fifty-one actual, unique, and compelling case studies. The book covers a wide variety of environmental topics from those as global as overfishing, climate change, ocean acidification, and e-waste, to those topics as local as whether we should place salt on the driveway during winter, construct rain gardens, or believe we have a duty to hunt. The book also features an easy to read, yet rigorous introductory section exposing readers to ethical theories and approaches to environmental ethics. By interweaving these theoretical considerations into long and short case studies, Murray illuminates a comprehensive range of the most pressing environmental issues facing our biosphere both today and in the future. This book is also available in paperback.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004339972 20170502
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xxiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Individuals, Societies, and Pragmatic Environmentalism Part I : Living in a Material World 2. Greenhouse Gases: Warmer Isn't Better 3. Waste: Our Sinks Are Almost Sunk 4. Biodiversity: Society Wouldn't Exist Without It 5. Water: There's No Substitute Part II: At the Intersection of Ecology and Society 6. Population: A Problem of Quantity or Quality? 7. Transportation: Beyond Air Pollution 8. Food: From Farm to Fork 9. Energy Production: Our Sun-ny Prospects Part III: Organizing a Sustainable Society 10. Political Economy: Making Markets Fair and Sustainable 11. Governance: Biases and Blind Spots 12. Inequality and Growth: Prosperity for All Part IV: Shifting the Focus to Results 13. From Our Beliefs to Our Behaviors: Pragmatic Environmentalism in Action Glossary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813350004 20160830
Society and the Environment examines today's environmental controversies within a socio-organizational context. After outlining the contours of "pragmatic environmentalism, " Carolan considers the pressures that exist where ecology and society collide, such as population growth and its associated increased demands for food and energy. He also investigates how various ecological issues, such as climate change, are affecting our very own personal health. Finally, he drills into the social/structural dynamics--including political economy and the international legal system--that create ongoing momentum for environmental ills. This interdisciplinary text features a three-part structure in each chapter that covers "fast facts" about the issue at hand, examines its wide-ranging implications, and offers balanced consideration of possible real-world solutions. New to this edition are "Movement Matters" boxes, which showcase grassroots movements that have affected legislation. Discussion questions and key terms enhance the text's usefulness, making Society and the Environment the perfect learning tool for courses on environmental sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813350004 20160830
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xxvii, 466 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
The serious degradation of the vast peatlands of Indonesia since the 1990s is the proximate cause of the haze that endangers public health in Indonesian Sumatra and Borneo, and also in neighbouring Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Moreover peatlands that have been drained and cleared for plantations are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This new book explains the degradation of peat soils and outlines a potential course of action to deal with the catastrophe looming over the region. Concerted action will be required to reduce peatland fires, and a successful policy needs to enhance social welfare and economic survival, support natural conservation and provide a return on investment if there is to be a sustainable society in the peatlands. This book argues that regeneration is possible through a new policy of people's forestry that includes reforestation and rewetting peat soils. The data come from a major long-term research effort-the humanosphere project-that coordinates work done by researchers from the physical, natural and human or social sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814722094 20161124
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4 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • volume 1. Origins, approaches, and principles
  • volume 2. Media and environmental journalism
  • volume 3. Environmental risk and climate change communication
  • volume 4. Environmental publics: citizens, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.
Environmental communication is a rapidly expanding field of study, encompassing a wide range of topics such as social-discursive constructions of "nature, " journalism and media coverage of the environment, climate change communication, analyses of environmental rhetoric, public participation in environmental decisions and environmental risk communication to name but a few. This Major Work draws on a wide and varied range of sources to construct a comprehensive overview of the key issues in this fast-developing and highly topical area of research. Volume One: Origins, Approaches and Principles Volume Two: Media and Environmental Journalism Volume Three: Environmental Risk and Climate Change Communication Volume Four: Environmental Publics: Citizens, Corporations and Non-Governmental Organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473902527 20160619
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xvii, 445 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
  • PART ONE: MORAL STANDING-- PART TWO: CHALLENGES AND NEW DIRECTIONS-- PART THREE: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199014491 20170515
Environmental Ethics for Canadians is a comprehensive introduction to the core ethical questions shaping contemporary environmental debates. A hybrid textbook and reader, this text combines classic essays with contemporary selections and case studies designed for students to fully engage with current issues in environmental ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199014491 20170515
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xx, 492 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • Chapter 1 Environmental Interrelationships Chapter 2 Environmental Ethics Chapter 3 Risk, Economics, and Environmental Concerns Chapter 4 Interrelated Scientific Principles: Matter, Energy, and Environment Chapter 5 Interactions: Environments and Organisms Chapter 6 Kinds of Ecosystems and Communities Chapter 7 Populations: Characteristics and Issues Chapter 8 Energy and Civilization: Patterns of Consumption Chapter 9 Nonrenewable Energy Sources Chapter 10 Renewable Energy Sources Chapter 11 Biodiversity Issues Chapter 12 Land-Use Planning Chapter 13 Soil and Its Uses Chapter 14 Agricultural Methods and Pest Management Chapter 15 Water Management Chapter 16 Air Quality Issues Chapter 17 Climate Change: A Twenty-first Century Issue Chapter 18 Solid Waste Management and Disposal Chapter 19 Environmental Regulations: Hazardous Substances and Wastes Chapter 20 Environmental Policy and Decision Making.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073532554 20170206
This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of "interrelationships" by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe the natural world and how we affect it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073532554 20170206
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ii, 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Equip your learners with the skills central to success. Enabling you to build, extend and perfect the skills crucial to achievement, this text strengthens performance in all areas of assessment. With a focus on practical work that accessibly connects material to real, global issues, it develops a thorough foundation of skills that drive performance. - Refine and progress the skills central to bassessment success - Deconstruct the Internal Assessment and build the knowledge and skills key to achievement - Navigate and understand the practical scheme of work - Equip learners with key skills needed for higher education - Accessibly engage students withbpractical work they can relate to the world around them - Focused support for the written exam, including strategies from subject specialists build exam confidence - Matched to the most recent syllabus for first assessment 2017.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198366690 20170306
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xxix, 337 pages ; 26 cm
  • INTRODUCTION Overview of Land Cover and Land Use Monitoring Programs Herbert Haubold and Jan Feranec Project CORINE Land Cover Jan Feranec METHODOLOGY CORINE Land Cover Nomenclature Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Barbara Kosztra, and Stephan Arnold Satellite Data Used Tomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, and Gerard Hazeu Interpretation of Satellite Images Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, and Tomas Soukup Accuracy Assessment of CLC Data Gyorgy Buttner, Barbara Kosztra, and Gergely Maucha CORINE Land Cover Products Gyorgy Buttner Product Dissemination Policy Gyorgy Buttner High-Resolution Layers Gyorgy Buttner, Gergely Maucha, and Barbara Kosztra EUROPEAN CLC DATA LAYERS CORINE Land Cover 1990 (CLC1990): Analysis and Assessment Tomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, and Erika Orlitova CORINE Land Cover 2000 (CLC2000): Analysis and Assessment Tomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, and Erika Orlitova CORINE Land Cover 2006 (CLC 2006): Analysis and Assessment Tomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, and Erika Orlitova CORINE Land Cover 2012 (CLC2012): Analysis and Assessment Tomas Soukup, Gyorgy Buttner, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, and Erika Orlitova CORINE Land Cover 1990-2000 Changes: Analysis and Assessment Tomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, and Erika Orlitova CORINE Land Cover 2000-2006 Changes: Analysis and Assessment Tomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, and Erika Orlitova CORINE Land Cover 2006-2012 Changes: Analysis and Assessment Tomas Soukup, Gyorgy Buttner, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, and Erika Orlitova CASE STUDIES: SOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS USING THE CORINE LAND COVER DATA Land Cover of Europe Tomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova, and Katerina Jupova Trend of Land Cover Changes in Europe in 1990-2012 Tomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova, and Katerina Jupova Monitoring of Urban Fabric Classes and Their Validation in Selected European Cities (Urban Atlas) Gabriel Jaffrain, Christophe Sannier, and Jan Feranec Landscape Fragmentation in Europe Jochen A. G. Jaeger, Tomas Soukup, Christian Schwick, Luis F. Madrinan, and Felix Kienast Ecosystem Mapping and Assessment Markus Erhard, Branislav Olah, Gebhard Banko, Stefan Kleeschulte, and Dania Abdul-Malak High Nature Value Farmland and the Common Agricultural Policy Ivone Pereira Martins, Katarzyna Biala, and Ana Maria Ribeiro de Sousa CLC for National Accounting: Land and Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounts Jean-Louis Weber and Gabriel Jaffrain Land Use and Scenario Modeling for Integrated Sustainability Assessment Carlo Lavalle, Filipe Batista e Silva, Claudia Baranzelli, Chris Jacobs-Crisioni, Ine Vandecasteele, Ana Luisa Barbosa, Joachim Maes, Grazia Zulian, Carolina Perpina Castillo, Ricardo Barranco, and Sara Vallecillo CORINE Land Cover Outside of Europe Gabriel Jaffrain CLC PERSPECTIVE Detailed CLC Data: Member States with CLC Level 4/Level 5 and (Semi-) automated Solutions Gerard Hazeu, Gyorgy Buttner, Antonio Arozarena, Nuria Valcarcel, Jan Feranec, and Geoff Smith CLC in the Context of INSPIRE Geir-Harald Strand and Stephan Arnold Future of Land Monitoring in Europe Stefan Kleeschulte, Tomas Soukup, Gerard Hazeu, Geoff Smith, Stephan Arnold, and Barbara Kosztra Conclusions Jan Feranec, Tomas Soukup, Gerard Hazeu, and Gabriel Jaffrain.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482244663 20170508
Four unique pan-European CORINE Land Cover datasets-CLC1990, CLC2000, CLC2006, and CLC2012- and three datasets concerning changes between 1990 and 2012 have presented the first-ever opportunity to observe the European landscape by means of land cover and its change. This book brings together all these datasets to demonstrate the methods of identification, analysis and assessment of the European land cover and its changes that took place during the intervals of 1990-2000, 2000-2006, and 2006-2012. It provides examples in which CLC data plays a role in offering solutions to European environmental problems such as the monitoring of urban dynamics, land fragmentation, ecosystems mapping and assessment, and high nature value farmland characteristics. Existing environmental problems require new approaches, and European Landscape Dynamics: CORINE Land Cover Data indicates a set of outlooks for CLC data generation that produce more detailed levels of analysis and bottom-up approaches while addressing the relationship of CLC data to the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE). It also discusses the future of CLC data generation. A valuable resource of up-to-date information, it is useful to professionals such as scientists, territorial planners, and environmentalists as well as students of geosciences and all those who are interested in cognition of the European landscape, its changes and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482244663 20170508
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176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Here is a rich collection of folklore, mythology, and tall tales concerning dogs. These provide a fascinating insight into the way in which humans think about dogs, and our emotional bond to our pets. The various stories include some that are spooky, some that are funny - and some that engage the same part of the mind that we use when reading detective stories, trying to figure out what is going to happen next, or solve a puzzle.The stories come from all over the world, and from many different time periods. In these captivating tales you can meet historical figures, such as George Washington and Davy Crockett, and mythical beings such as Paul Bunyan, the god Zeus and the hero Odysseus, and find out how dogs make up part of their stories. Find out how the Dalmatian got his spots, and why Basenjis don't bark. Learn whether there are dogs in heaven, and if the devil might have a dog.Facts, history, humor, and mysteries all blend together in this engaging collection of dog stories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845848606 20161205
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15. Herbarium [2016]

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224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Herbarium explores the histories, associations and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for both food and wellbeing. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the botanical name, place of origin, varieties and areas where the herb is most commonly grown. The essence of each herb is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes, complemented by suggestions of classic combinations and helpful tips for gardeners. A reference section includes pieces on how to grow and keep herbs, seasonality and a map showing where our herbs are grown. A contemporary evolution of the traditional herbarium, presented in a fresh way for a younger audience and a new generation of cooks, Herbarium will expand readers' knowledge, improve culinary skills and enhance their appreciation of the incredible world of tastes offered by herbs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500518939 20161114
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287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality. Trees are so entwined with human experience that diverse species have inspired their own stories, myths, songs, poems, paintings, and spiritual meanings. Some have achieved status as religious, cultural, or national symbols. In this beautifully illustrated volume Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. The author also pays homage to particular trees, such as the fabled Ankerwyke Yew, under which Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and the spectacular cherry trees of Washington, D.C. Stafford discusses practical uses of wood past and present, tree diseases and environmental threats, and trees' potential contributions toward slowing global climate change. Brimming with unusual topics and intriguing facts, this book celebrates trees and their long, long lives as our inspiring and beloved natural companions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300207330 20161010
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349 pages ; 23 cm
"In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail--from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the acumen of caterpillars and fungi. The paralysis of the scientific establishment on moral and ethical issues is confronted and a radical new framework for assessing the intelligence and sentience of nonhuman life is put forth. Jensen attacks mainstream environmental journalism, which too often limits discussions to how ecological changes affect humans or the economy--with little or no regard for nonhuman life. With his signature compassionate logic, he argues that when we separate ourselves from the rest of nature, we in fact orient ourselves against nature, taking an unjust and, in the long run, impossible position. Jensen expresses profound disdain for the human industrial complex and its ecological excesses, contending that it is based on the systematic exploitation of the earth. Page by page, Jensen, who has been called the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement, demonstrates his deep appreciation of the natural world in all its intimacy, and sounds an urgent call for its liberation from human domination"-- Provided by publisher.
"One of America's leading and most passionate environmentalists dismantles the myth of human superiority. In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail--from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the acumen of caterpillars and fungi. The paralysis of the scientific establishment on moral and ethical issues is confronted and a radical new framework for assessing the intelligence and sentience of nonhuman life is put forth. Jensen attacks mainstream environmental journalism, which too often limits discussions to how ecological changes affect humans or the economy--with little or no regard for nonhuman life. With his signature compassionate logic, he argues that when we separate ourselves from the rest of nature, we in fact orient ourselves against nature, taking an unjust and, in the long run, impossible position. Jensen expresses profound disdain for the human industrial complex and its ecological excesses, contending that it is based on the systematic exploitation of the earth. Page by page, Jensen, who has been called the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement, demonstrates his deep appreciation of the natural world in all its intimacy, and sounds an urgent call for its liberation from human domination"-- Provided by publisher.
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xv, 442 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
With its long and well-documented history, Prince Edward Island makes a compelling case study for thousands of years of human interaction with a specific ecosystem. The pastoral landscapes, red sandstone cliffs, and small fishing villages of Canada's "garden province" are appealing because they appear timeless, but they are as culturally constructed as they are shaped by the ebb and flow of the tides. Bringing together experts from a multitude of disciplines, the essays in Time and a Place explore the island's marine and terrestrial environment from its prehistory to its recent past. Beginning with PEI's history as a blank slate - a land scraped by ice and then surrounded by rising seas - this mosaic of essays documents the arrival of flora, fauna, and humans, and the different ways these inhabitants have lived in this place over time. The collection offers policy insights for the province while also informing broader questions about the value of islands and other geographically bounded spaces for the study of environmental history and the crafting of global sustainability. Putting PEI at the forefront of Canadian environmental history, Time and a Place is a remarkable accomplishment that will be eagerly received and read by historians, geographers, scholars of Canadian and island studies, and environmentalists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773546936 20170424
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226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Writing on stone, writing in the wind / Ben A. Minteer and Stephen J. Pyne
  • Restoring the nature of America / Andrew C. Revkin
  • Nature preservation and political power in the Anthropocene / J.R. McNeill
  • Too big for nature / Erle C. Ellis
  • After preservation? : dynamic nature in the Anthropocene / Holmes Rolston III
  • Humility in the Anthropocene / Emma Marris
  • The anthropocene and Ozymandias / Dave Foreman
  • The higher altruism / Donald Worster
  • The Anthropocene : disturbing name, limited insight / John A. Vucetich, Michael Paul Nelson, and Chelsea K. Batavia
  • Ecology and the human future / Bryan Norton
  • A letter to the editors : in defense of the relative wild / Curt Meine
  • When extinction is a virtue / Ben A. Minteer
  • Pleistocene rewilding and the future of biodiversity / Harry W. Greene
  • The democratic promise of nature preservation / Mark Fiege
  • Green fire meets red fire / Stephen J. Pyne
  • Restoration, preservation, and conservation : an example for dry forests of the West / William Wallace Covington and Diane J. Vosick
  • Preserving nature on US federal lands : managing change in the context of change / Norman L. Christensen
  • After preservation : the case of the northern spotted owl / Jack Ward Thomas
  • Celebrating and shaping nature : conservation in a rapidly changing world / F. Stuart Chapin III
  • Move over Grizzly Adams : conservation for the rest of us / Michelle Marvier and Hazel Wong
  • Endangered species conservation : then and now / Jamie Rappaport Clark
  • Resembling the cosmic rhythms : the evolution of nature and stewardship in the age of humans / Amy Seidl
  • Coda / Bill McKibben.
From John Muir to the Endangered Species Act, environmentalism in America has always had close to its core a preservationist ideal. Generations have been inspired by its ethos - to protect nature from the march of human development. But we have to face the facts. Accelerating climate change, rapid urbanization, agricultural and industrial devastation, metastasizing fire regimes, and other quickening anthropogenic forces all attest to the same truth: the earth is now spinning through the age of humans. After Preservation takes stock of the ways we have tried to both preserve and exploit nature to ask a direct but profound question: what is the role of preservationism in an era of seemingly unstoppable human development, in what some have called the Anthropocene? Ben A. Minteer and Stephen J. Pyne bring together a stunning consortium of voices comprised of renowned scientists, historians, philosophers, environmental writers, activists, policy makers, and land managers to negotiate the incredible challenges that environmentalism faces. Some call for a new, post-preservationist model, one that is far more pragmatic and human-centered. Others push back, arguing for a more chastened vision of human action on the earth. Some try to establish a middle ground, while others ruminate more deeply on the meaning and value of wilderness. Some write on species lost, others on species saved, and yet others discuss the enduring practical challenges of managing our land, water, and air. From spirited optimism to careful prudence to critical skepticism, the resulting range of approaches offers an inspiring contribution to the landscape of modern environmentalism, one driven by serious, sustained engagements with the critical problems we must solve if the planet is going to survive the era we have ushered in.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226259826 20160618
Science Library (Li and Ma)

20. Atlas of the world [2015]

Map
1 atlas (iv, 145, 153 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 48 cm
  • World themes
  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Australia and Oceania
  • The poles
  • Oceans
  • Cities
  • Space
  • Nations.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Science Library (Li and Ma)